Secrets, Transparency, and Personal Freedom

James Walpole/ December 12, 2019

As I re-engage with social media more in my personal life, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how much of my life I want to share. I understand how useful it can be to attract people’s attention with sharing. I also understand how disenchanting, emotionally insecure, and monotonous over-sharing can become.

I understand how destructive it can be to keep shameful secrets or to hide vulnerable but important parts of myself. I also understand how precious it can be to keep positive experiences to myself, and how powerful it can be to reveal good parts of myself only selectively (or not at all).

I want to strike the right balance. I want to live such that my entire life (and all my negatives) could be revealed without bringing me shame. I also want the full, unrestrained power to keep my entire life to myself. That kind of life is possible, and in the earning of those two options there is freedom.

James Walpole

James Walpole is a writer, startup marketer, and perpetual apprentice. You're reading his blog right now, and he really appreciates it. Don't let it go to his head, though.

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